Target is one of my favorite places to shop.
Recently I had some extra time on my hands and took a detour from my usual candle venture (lol) to get lost in their selection of journals and notebooks, a habit I’d like to continue from now on.
As a writer, I live for journals.
I’ve been gifted a few, including the very colorful “Zen As F*Ck” which HusBae gave me a few Christmas’ ago.
Not only are journals a safe secret place to air out your thoughts and feelings, but they’re also a practical way to check-in with yourself.
These 5 journals offer that and more.
If you’re a journal lover like me, here are some unique ones you can find at your local Target.
1. Get To Know Me Better
This journal’s pages are filled with writing prompts and fill-in-the-blank sentences designed to learn all there is to know about a person.
It’s like your own personal trivia book.
Reply to all kinds of personal prompts like “Hidden talents I’ve kept hidden are” and “Things I like to do when I’m alone are.”
It’s a fun way for someone to get to know you and the perfect opportunity to get in touch with yourself.
Who knows, your answers may surprise you.
2. A Great Way To Capture And Relive Memories
It’s a record-keeping book designed for you to answer a different question about yourself every day for 5 years.
I think it would be cool to look back on your answers and see how you were feeling and thinking at a specific moment frozen in time.
Seems like a fun psychological exercise to me.
3. This Freaking Journal Helps You Blow Off Steam
When I saw the long flowing text on the cover, I was drawn to this one immediately.
Anytime a sentence starts with “I’m so freaking freaked out” in enlarged white underlined font, you have my attention. It’s the humor and originality for me.
As I made my way through the title, I couldn’t help myself–I burst out laughing in the middle of the aisle (and yes, I am the type of human who’ll laugh to herself in the middle of Target. )
In addition to making me laugh with its quirkiness, it touched me with its self-affirming concept.
This journal is filled with inspirational quotes followed by check-in stations that start with the phrase “Why I’m So Freaking Freaked Out Today”.
You are then given several blank lines to pour your heart out on each page.
I love that it gives me a space to freak out. I can see myself turning to this book in times of crisis and meltdowns.
Sometimes, you just need a safe space to spill your guts out and blow off steam.
Hey, it beats sending an angry text.
This journal is bloody brilliant. 10/10. It’s definitely going on my Christmas list.
4. A Journal That Flexes Your Creative Muscle
The aesthetics of this journal caught my eye: the way the gold foil pops against the black binding made me anxious to see what was inside.
I loved that it’s small and lightweight so it’s easy to transport.
I like to take journals with me on the go for distraction-less fun sometimes. It’s a peaceful way to pass the time.
What’s unique about this journal is that it requires your imagination. It’s filled with titles that are writing prompts designed to inspire your own short stories, helpful for creative flow.
Each assignment presents a challenge: write your story using the required group of words on one page or less. Talk about concise.
A journal that encourages creative writing and productivity? Count me in.
With a copy of “Write The Story,” who needs a writing class.
5. A Daily Reminder To Take Care Of Yourself
I’m a huge advocate for self-care, so anything that acts as a vessel for this is a win for me.
Each page serves as a reminder for self-love and begs the question, “what did you do to take care of yourself today?” followed by a space for you to track your mood and energy level.
I think this is a great way to just check in with yourself and make sure you’re given the individual care that you truly deserve.
This could be helpful if you’re someone who needs a little extra push when it comes to practicing self-care or to build yourself up if you’re having low self-esteem.
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